The Mississippi Peanut Growers are kind of the “little brother” in the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation, still a baby organization themselves having only just started two years ago.
Clayton Lawrence of southeast Mississippi is the second president of the association and he says they are proud to be a growing part of the industry.
“We’re up to around 28,000 acres this year, up from probably 5,000 five years ago, so we are growing significantly,” Clayton said.
They are learning a lot being part of the Southern Peanut Farmers Federation and Clayton says were happy to bring their own political contacts and enthusiasm to the table as well.
Listen to an interview with Clayton here:
Clayton Lawrence (3:00 min MP3)